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  1. Give users the ability to share a personal bookmark or filtered view from an app

    Users want to easily share a link that will take others to the exact view they are looking at. Workspace versions of reports allow for sharing with filters, now we really need the same thing for Apps. Workarounds exist (commenting, editing URL, etc), but they are not great or easy for our users. We can share report level bookmark links, but not personal bookmarks.

    28 votes
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  2. Pin visuals from reports across multiple Workspaces in a single Dashboard

    It would be great if we could create a single dashboard (say, for the CEO), that contains visuals from reports across multiple workspaces. Currently, you can only pin visuals to a dashboard that is located within the current Workspace,

    22 votes
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  3. Allow SSO from Power BI Service to Denodo

    Currently a fix credential is used to configure connectivity from Denodo connector in Data Gateway to Denodo Server. It is not able to capture login user in Power BI service and allow pass through down to Denodo Server so that only authorized rows/dataset is return. Please work on this ASAP as we want to leverage the row level data access control built in Denodo centrally rather than recreating at Power BI level.

    80 votes
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  4. Add Warning Box when choosing Sort By Column

    Applying a sort order column requires certain DAX measures to then be amended to include this sort order column.

    https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/side-effects-in-dax-of-the-sort-by-column-setting/

    A Warning Box would be great to flag this potential issue
    https://twitter.com/wynhopkins/status/1176405396908474372?s=20

    22 votes
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  5. Python & R Script in Power BI Report Server

    It's great that Power BI report server will the capability to run R & Python scripts for data transformation.

    153 votes
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  6. Retain the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel

    Requesting Power BI team to include this feature of retaining the formatting of columns when Power BI reports are exported to excel.

    Just like SSRS and Paginated reports when exported to excel has the "Word wrap" and other rich formatting, we would need the same for Power BI reports when exported to excel as well.

    Thank you

    18 votes
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  7. Better deployment method for Dataflows

    Our policy is perform dev and test efforts separately from production, therefore we develop and test data sets and Data flows in test work spaces. Once we are satisfied with their behavior and performance, we publish them into the production workspace. With PBIT files, it is easy for us to publish approved data models and reports into the production work spaces. Because data flows are built within PBI Service and have no file association, it is difficult to migrate them from test to production. We currently have to rebuild the entire Data flow in production, which is risky an cumbersome.

    15 votes
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  8. SAP

    Connect to SAP BW with single-sign-on via on-premise gateway

    Large SAP BW installations with thousands of users are often accessed via single-sign-on (SSO) e.g. the users windows credentials are used to authenticate to BW. SSO simplifies the user experience and reduces user administration costs. These users should be able to setup on-premise gateway connections that can be used to refresh data sets in the Power BI Service. The connections should leverage that individuals BW roles & authorizations and not require a BW password i.e. automatically associate the Power BI user ID to the associated SAP user ID.

    877 votes
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  9. Add an interface in Power BI Reports for browsing shared datasets on the Report Server.

    A current capability we use in Power BI Reports on our Power BI Report Server is consuming Shared Datasets that are already on the server. We should have a "Shared Dataset" connector option in Power BI Optimized for Report Server that helps users identify which Shared Dataset are available on the server and the parameters(if any) are required to use the shared dataset. This would be a similar capability that exists in Report Builder when adding shared datasets.

    This could be a simple UI that ultimately results in an OData source using the PBI REST API. This would simplify adding…

    93 votes
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  10. Control which bookmarks are viewable in the service

    This idea has come about from the introduction of personal bookmarks in the PBI Service: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-personal-bookmarks-in-the-power-bi-service/

    Many report creators use bookmarks as a dynamic way of showing/hiding visuals, or navigating between tabs. Exposing an end user to these bookmarks could be confusing for them and expose the underlying workings of the report.

    Personal bookmarks are great, but an option in PBI Desktop to expose certain bookmarks in the PBI Service would satisfy both report creators and consumers.

    124 votes
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  11. Export to PDF with Custom Font

    Custom fonts can be embedded to reports in the Power BI Service, however when exporting to PDF or PPT the Custom Font will not show up anymore. Please allow the export to keep the custom font so everything stays consistent.
    Thanks!

    11 votes
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  12. "Stop Refresh" in Power BI Desktop - (Stop Refresh for Model and Visuals)

    When Power BI Desktop gets loaded with certain amount of data and 10-15 measures are created. Power BI starts to be really slow.

    It would be good to have a feature to say - "Stop Refresh"

    Once option is on, you would be allowed to create measures, visuals without immediate change. And as this change is not happening the perfromance would not be an issue anymore.

    Once you create your measures, you un-stop the model and everything get's recalculated.

    17 votes
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  13. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    15 votes
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  14. Dataflows linked entities Pro Licence

    The new Dataflows concept looks really interesting and holds massive potential to change the BI landscape.
    Currently linking dataflows is only applicable to Premium licences. Based on how Dataflows are pitched as an Excel type approach to ETL I find it unusual that linked entities are only appropriate for Premium licences, especially since the analogy of an entities is a 'cell' in Excel. This is like shipping Excel with only one cell in it as a product for non-premium users. Premium capacities are only appropriate for huge organisations with hundreds of licences to make it financially viable. I would consider…

    204 votes
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  15. Log failed Power BI operations in Office 365 Audit Logs accessible through Office 365 Security and Compliance> Search Audit Logs

    At current when operations occur within Power BI and are successful (IsSuccess=-1), the operation and its details are logged and accessible through Office 365 Audit Logs. However, when the operation is unsuccessful the operation and its details are not logged in O365 Audit Logs.

    For example, if a dataset refresh is fails, there is no audit data reflecting that failure.

    This is important information in order to understand what operations are occurring that are not successful so that they can be resolved.

    21 votes
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  16. Display label on stacked charts

    Show Label external on stacked column chart , ever when the stacking is small.
    Today the label is not displayed when the stacking height is too small.

    Mostrar Etiqueta externa no gráfico de colunas empilhadas, sempre que o empilhamento for pequeno.
    Hoje, a etiqueta não é exibida quando a altura do empilhamento é muito pequena.

    14 votes
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  17. Set two label in chart

    Set two label in one chart, example values sales in money and percent sales.
    Similar pie chart , but for all others chart. Primarily for 100% stacked column chart, clustered column chart and indicator chart.

    Definir dois rótulos em um gráfico, exemplo de valores de vendas em dinheiro e porcentagem de vendas.
    Similar ao Gráfico de pizza, mas para todos os outros gráficos. Principalmente para Gráfico de Colunas 100% Empilhadas, Gráfico de Colunas clusterizado e Gráfico de Indicadores.

    14 votes
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  18. diagnostic power query

    Power Query - no elevated admin rights for Diagnostic tool

    Currently the diagnostic tool needs to be run as admin. Even though I have local admin on my machine, that still doesn't work. Highly elevated rights are not common in large organisation, so can you please remove this need? You can to re-program the executable future releases and make it work for standard users with limited access rights in a locked-down environment.

    12 votes
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  19. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    722 votes
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  20. Allow users outside organisation to receive subscription email

    Allow users outside organisation to receive subscription email like users within the organisation currently do

    70 votes
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